Family fun at the Moulsecoomb meerkat trail

Seven meerkats will be hiding in Moulsecoomb as part of a family event in the city this spring.

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 1:53 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd March 2019, 1:56 pm
The Meerkat Trail

The Meerkat Trail is aimed at children aged three to six and their families but anyone can take part, whatever their age.

It is a chance for adults and children to learn about local places while they find where the Meerkats are hiding.

There are stickers to collect along the way and those who complete the trail will have a chance of winning a micro-scooter and a goody bag.

Each of the Meerkats will be holding something different.

Children are encouraged to write down what they are holding on the back page of the Meerkat Trail booklet and return it to the council’s transport team by Friday June 17 to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

The Meerkat Trail will run from Monday March 25 until Sunday June 2, a period which includes both the Easter school holidays and the May half term, although the trail can be completed at any time.

In addition to the trail, there are special events taking place throughout spring including:

• Meerkat Get Active Day at Moulsecoomb Library on April 10 from 10am to 1pm. Children will be able to meet the Walk to School mascot Piers the Meerkat, collect a prize for completing the trail and take part in lots of fun activities.

• Charity cake sale at Moulsecoomb station. Come and support the ‘Embrace’ charity for disabled and special needs children with our cake sale on Saturday May 11 from 11am until 1pm.

• The Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project. Visit this outdoor education charity supporting young people struggling at school and adults with learning disabilities. On Tuesdays and Fridays during the trail from 10am to 3pm, you can go in and look for mini-meerkats.

The Meerkat Trail is one of the council’s Active Travel initiatives which aim to get children and their families travelling actively and sustainably around Brighton & Hove.